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Madrid’s strangest museums (which you’re going to love)

By | 30 November, 2016 | 0 comments

Everyone knows that Madrid is home to some of the world’s most important museums: El Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Thyssen-Bornemisza… These are just some of the most popular ones but Madrid doesn’t just have great art museums, but also strange and curious museums much to the delight of locals and visitors. After this, you will see museums in a completely different way.

Fire Department Museum
Who isn’t fascinated by the sight of a fire truck travelling at speed? If you wanted to be a fireman as a kid and are still fascinated by flying red trucks, don’t miss out on this museum on Calle Boada, 4. Here, you can find vehicles that are more than 400 years old and cars used during the Second World War. Note that the building is currently being restored and that the museum won’t open again until the summer.

Railway Museum
If you liked the Fire Department Museum, you will definitely like this one too. Located on Paseo de las Delicias, this huge old train station is home to trains and locomotives that are more than a match for Harry Potter’s Hogwarts Express. They have steam trains, diesel train and electric trains as well as prestigious vehicles such as the legendary Talgo I and you can walk around inside them and feel the past times, perhaps even the shouts of “everyone aboard!”.

Costume Museum
Lovers of fashion and/or history (or both) will enjoy this museum, which gathers costumes from as far back as the Sixteenth Century until today, as well as garments by prestigious designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, Gianni Versace and Giorgio Armani among others. By the way, don’t worry if you find the museum under dim lighting, since it’s a security measure designed to preserve the quality of the fabrics. Where is it? On Avenida Juan de Herrera, 2.

And for the little ones, the Ratón Pérez (Tooth Fairy) House-Museum
In Spain, the tooth fairy is a friendly little rodent who at night took away the baby teeth in exchange for a coin. Well, in Madrid, the so-called Ratón Pérez, or Ratoncito Pérez as he’s also known, has his own museum in the heart of the city, more specifically on Calle Arenal, 8. Inside you can see a showcase with “illustrious teeth” and the letters that children from around Spain write to him. Now that Christmas is coming, this is an excellent option to visit with the whole family.


Categories: Cultura Madrid

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